We have a 13 lbs dog who cannot eat fatty dog foods. As a result we make our own.
1/2 cup of skinless chicken boiled
2/3 cup of overcooked rice (1 chicken bouillon cube)
1/2 cup of plain pumpkin
1 egg white
1/2 a vitamin from vetriscience
I’m not sure 7 IU of Vit E and 500 IU of Vit A are enough.
Should I give him the entire chewy tablet?
Does anyone have a reliable gauge for how much supplement a dog his size needs?
I would recommend getting a supplement like the one sold on BalanceIt.com that is meant specifically for adding to homecooked foods and making them balanced.
Is your little dog getting an entire bouillon cube a day? If so that’s seems like a lot of salt for a 13 lb dog. Maybe I am misunderstanding, and you are actually making a pot of rice with 1 cube in it that is divided amongst a bunch of servings of rice.
I think I read that a 30lb dog should have 100 mg of sodium a day. Bouillon cubes can have 10 times that much. Maybe you have a low salt version.
Just checking 🙂
- This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by AmCa.
Better yet, you can use the water that you boil the chicken in instead of the bouillon cube.
Bouillion cubes are loaded with salt/msg.
See my recipe for chicken broth
Thank you. Will check it out. 🙂
I put 1 cube in the water every time I cook the chicken for 8 days (4 cups of cooked chicken) AND use the liquid to cook the rice. 🙂
Thank you for the guidance.
I put 1 cube in the water every time I cook the chicken for 8 days (4 cups of cooked chicken) AND use the liquid to [over]cook 2 cups of rice in 5-6 cups of water.
I want to put flavor and salt in the food otherwise it does not have any.
Are you sure you are not projecting your preference for seasonings added to food onto your dog? 🙂
Because plain homemade chicken broth naturally contains plenty of sodium. It’s not necessary to add salt to it.
PS: MSG is bad for dogs (humans too) it’s in there, often under a variety of different names.
Same thing with the canned/packaged chicken broth from the market.
I cook the skinless-boneless chicken thighs in plain water. I figured by adding the chicken cube I was adding flavor and salt, which a dog needs.
Should I just add table salt to the water when I cook the chicken?
I would prefer a pinch of salt instead of a bouillon cube, if you think it’s necessary.
The chicken water has flavor, remember a dog’s sense of smell is very acute and dogs love chicken.
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